Our Story

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC is an innovative real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services.

The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes more than 250 offices and more than 8,300 sales associates serving home buyers and sellers in 25 states.


In 1978, Meredith Corporation, one of the nation’s leading media and marketing companies and publisher of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, launched the former Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Service. Meredith Corporation owned and operated the company for 20 years and grew the business into a highly respected name in the real estate industry.

Meredith Corporation sold its real estate business in 1998 while retaining long-term ownership of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand name. In October 2007, Realogy Corporation announced it had entered into a long-term agreement to license the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand from Meredith Corporation.

The licensing agreement between Realogy and Meredith Corporation is for a 50-year term, with a renewal option for another 50 years. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate officially launched its new franchise system on July 23, 2008.


175 Park Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
1.866.616.4BHG (4244)


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Senior Executive Team

Sherry Chris, President and CEO
Amy Chorew, Vice President Platform Development
Jennifer Marchetti, Senior Vice President, Marketing
Mark Foreman, SVP Business Services & Operations
Kim Toomey, Vice President and General Counsel

Parent Company
Realogy Corporation

Richard A. Smith, President and CEO, Realogy Corporation
Alex Perriello, President and CEO, Realogy Franchise Group